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Guide to Back Exercises

Guide to Back Exercises

Back Exercises and Muscles

Back muscles affect many different movements. These muscles include: (1) the latissimus dorsi - the largest muscle in the back, running diagonally across the lower back - which extends and rotates the arm, facilitates shoulder movements and helps in climbing; (2) the trapezius - the large muscle running along the upper back and neck area - which raises, turns and lowers the shoulders, and turns the face; (3) the deltoids - shoulder muscles which are important for flexing and rotating the arms.

Regular Back Exercise

It is extremely important to stretch the back muscles regularly. This strengthens the back and is excellent for posture. The lower back muscles are the most likely to cause problems and it is important to target this area when doing back exercises.

What Goes Wrong with Back Muscles?

Back muscle pain can be caused by our normal day to day life. Driving long distance, sitting in front of a computer, standing for long periods, too much bending, all contribute to backache.

What to do

To protect your back muscles do regular stretching exercises. If driving long distance, take several breaks to walk around and stretch your back. The same applies if you are working at a computer or sitting in an office all day. When bending, protect your back by bending from the knees, not the waist. Use your legs, not your back, to get up.

List of Fitness Exercises

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